Table 3

Comparison of the origin of funding between emergency and elective surgical trials. These data was only available from ISRCTN and not clinicaltrials.gov

FundingEmergency surgery;
number
(% of total)
Elective surgery;
number
(% of total)
All, number (%)
Industry0 (0)15 (18.1)15 (16.5)
Hospital2 (25.0)18 (21.7)20 (22.0)
University0 (0)13 (15.7)13 (14.3)
Government5 (62.5)18 (21.7)23 (25.3)
Research institute1 (12.5)7 (8.4)8 (8.8)
Charity0 (0)9 (10.8)9 (10.0)
Investigator0 (0)3 (3.6)3 (3.3)
Total8 (100)83 (100)91 (100)
  • Decimals do not add up exactly to total due to rounding.